between you and me

This is a standard phrase, grammatically and idiomatically acceptable. It is overused, however, in situations in which a speaker or writer attempts to create an atmosphere of familiarity or shared secrets: "Don't tell anyone, but just between you and me...." Between is a preposition in this construction and requires a following pronoun (or noun) in the objective case: me, him, her. Avoid the mistake of saying "between you and I" or "between you and she."

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  • Between you and me — Between Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Between You and Me — Infobox Single Name = Between You And Me Artist = dc Talk from Album = Jesus Freak Released = 1996 Format = CD Radio airplay Recorded = 1995 Genre = Pop Length = 3:47 (Radio Edit) Label = ForeFront/Virgin Producer = Chart position = Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • Just Between You and Me — may refer to:ongs* A 1960s country song, written by Jack Clement, covered by numerous artists, including Charley Pride and the duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton on their album of the same name. * Just Between You and Me , a Lou Gramm song *… …   Wikipedia

  • Just Between You and Me (Wagoner and Parton album) — Infobox Album | Name = Just Between You and Me Type = Album Artist = Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton Released = December, 1967 Recorded = RCA Studio B , Nashville, September 1967 Genre = Country music Length = Label = RCA Producer = Bob Ferguson… …   Wikipedia

  • Just Between You and Me (April Wine song) — Infobox Single Name = Just Between You and Me Cover size = Border = Caption = 45rpm. paper sleeve Artist = April Wine Album = The Nature of the Beast A side = Just Between You and Me B side = Big City Girls Released = 1981 Format = 45rpm. single… …   Wikipedia

  • Just Between You and Me (Lou Gramm song) — Infobox Single Name = Just Between You and Me Cover size = Border = Caption = Artist = Lou Gramm Album = Long Hard Look A side = B side = Released = 1989 Format = Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = Label = Writer = Lou Gramm Holly Knight Producer …   Wikipedia

  • And You and I — Single infobox Name = And You and I Artist = Yes from Album = Close to the Edge Released = 1972 Format = Recorded = Genre = Progressive rock Length = 10:09 Label = Atlantic Records Producer = Reviews = Last single = America (1972) This single =… …   Wikipedia

  • You and Me Kid — was an American children s television series which premiered on The Disney Channel on April 18,1983. [Dave Smith, The Official Encyclopedia of Disney A to Z, Third Edition , p. 754] The series was hosted by Sonny Melendrez who was joined by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Between Seventeen and Twenty — is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, the eleventh track on his 1976 album Blue Moves. Many believe that the song is about Bernie Taupin s then wife Maxine Feibelman, for whom he wrote one of John s most known songs, Tiny Dancer …   Wikipedia

  • Between Good and Evil — is a compilation album by Carlos Santana.Tracklist# Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (Peter Green) 5:20 # Persuassion (Rolie) 2:34 # Samba Pa Ti (Carlos Santana] 4:45 # Practice what you Preach (Santana, Rolie] 4:32 # Soul Sacrifice (Santana) 6:27 # …   Wikipedia

  • Between Now and Forever — Infobox Album Name = Between Now and Forever Type = studio Artist = Bryan White Released = Start date|1996|03|26 Recorded = Genre = Country Length = 32:50 Label = Asylum Producer = Billy Joe Walker, Jr. Kyle Lehning Reviews = *Allmusic –… …   Wikipedia

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